December 27, 2013

Column: 7 Things to Watch as Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin

By Chris Walsh It’s hard to overstate the significance of Jan. 1, 2014, when recreational cannabis sales begin in Colorado. For the first time in US history, state-licensed businesses will [click to read more...]

December 23, 2013

348 Retail Marijuana Licenses Issued in Colorado

Colorado has issued its first business licenses to recreational cannabis companies – marking a major milestone for the industry and setting the stage for retail marijuana sales next week. The [click to read more...]

December 23, 2013

Updated: Inside the WeedMaps vs. Leafly Battle

Note: The data in this story previously focused solely on desktop/laptop visitors and did not include mobile traffic. We have now adjusted the story to include mobile.    WeedMaps and [click to read more...]

December 20, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Pricing Cannabis for New Market Fraught With Challenges

The first state-licensed recreational marijuana shops in the nation face a difficult task: Set prices for an uncharted market. All signs point to huge demand and extremely limited supply when [click to read more...]

December 18, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Severe Marijuana Shortage Possible in Colorado

When the flood gates open for Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry on Jan. 1, will there be enough inventory on hand to satisfy the rush of new customers? Many in the [click to read more...]

December 16, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Ways Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Businesses Lose Money

By Van McConnon Medical marijuana growers typically are not business people. They focus on pumping out high-quality product rather than on dollars and cents, maximizing efficiency and keeping expenses in [click to read more...]

December 13, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Tracking System at Heart of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement

Colorado’s top marijuana cop has a simple message for the local cannabis industry: study up on the state’s new inventory tracking system, because it could save your business and keep [click to read more...]

December 11, 2013

‘Marijuana’ Mayor: MMJ Businesses Should Engage & Educate Community, Cannabis Opponents

The marijuana industry scored another victory last week when Robert Jacob was named mayor of Sebastopol, California, marking the first time an MMJ business owner has been selected for the [click to read more...]

December 9, 2013

3 Simple Tricks for Winterizing an Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Facility

The icy weather that enveloped much of the US recently is not a friend to indoor marijuana cultivation operations. Temperature control accounts for a sizable portion – 10% to 20% [click to read more...]

December 6, 2013

Week in Review: California in Danger of Cannabis Brain Drain Due to Lack of Statewide Regs

By Chris Walsh Over the past few years, California has shifted from the epicenter of all things marijuana to one of the most unstable, unattractive medical cannabis markets in the [click to read more...]

December 4, 2013

10 Tips for US Companies Looking to Enter Canada’s $1B Medical Marijuana Market

Dozens of US medical cannabis firms are setting their sights on Canada, where a $1 billion industry is taking shape as the country opens up the MMJ business to the [click to read more...]

December 2, 2013

Harborside’s DeAngelo Brothers Gunning For Massachusetts Marijuana Dispensary License

Andrew and Steve DeAngelo, who have made California-based Harborside Health Center one of the most successful medical marijuana operations in the nation, are in the running for a Massachusetts dispensary [click to read more...]

Cannabis Firm Buys 3 Buildings in Florida

The publicly traded firm Cannabis RX has acquired three commercial buildings in Florida that it [click to read more...]

Lack of Testing Oversight in Oregon Raises Concerns

Dispensary owners in Oregon are concerned that the state’s lack of oversight on testing labs [click to read more...]

Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis [click to read more...]

Updated Illinois MMJ Rules Could Increase Market Size

Illinois has issued revised draft rules for the medical marijuana industry, easing up on regulations [click to read more...]

Privateer Holdings Expects to Raise $50M

Privateer Holdings, one of the largest private equity firms in the cannabis industry, is reportedly [click to read more...]

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, [click to read more...]

Wisconsin Legalizes CBD Oils, But Questions Remain

Wisconsin has become the latest state to legalize cannabidiol extracts, joining Utah and Kentucky in [click to read more...]

More Oversight on Rhode Island MMJ Industry Urged

A marijuana working group in Rhode Island is lobbying for greater oversight of the state’s [click to read more...]

Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]